The cordial relationship between the United States and Canada is an example of amity.
Origin of amityMiddle English amite from Old French amistie from Vulgar Latin an unverified form amicitas from Classical Latin amicus, friend from amare, to love
Origin of amityMiddle English amite from Old French from Vulgar Latin amīcitās from Latin amīcus friend
- (formal, literary) friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.
- Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
From Old French amitié, from Medieval Latin *amicitas (“friendship”), from Latin amīcus (“friendly, a friend”), from amō (“I love”).